Danielle - that's what I was thinking with the whole crate thing. Today my husband and I were just sitting in the family room. Crate was open he has 2 blankets in there with 1 toy. Everytime he went in to play with the toy I would drop a treat at the top. I will definitely start doing the turning around bit. Does it matter what age you start crate training? I know I want to get him in puppy classes right away at 12 weeks.